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3:45 Ascot 2 May 2018

Merriebelle Stable Pavilion Stakes (Group 3)

(Class 1) (3yo) 6f Soft
1st £45,368 2nd £17,200 3rd £8,608 4th £4,288 5th £2,152 6th £1,080


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (5)  
3 91 110 94 112
b c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Rajeem (Diktat)
Looked well; tracked leaders, stoked up 2f out, closed to lead 1f out, stayed on well, readily drew away (tchd 13/8)
2 (4)
3 91 88 107
b c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Madany (IRE) (Acclamation)
Took keen hold, held up behind leaders, progress to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on but readily outpaced by winner (tchd 11/1)
3 (8) [3¼]
3 91 103 81 101
b c Acclamation - Miliika (Green Desert)
Held up in last trio, shaken up 2f out, progress over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, unable to challenge (op 16/1)
DSQ (3) 1 [4¼]
3 93 104 79 100
b c Camelot - Quixotic (Pivotal)
Looked well; chased leader to 2f out, soon outpaced, one pace after, finished 4th, disqualified (op 25/1)
4 (2) ½ [4¾]
3 91 101 77 102
b c Mayson - Funny Enough (Dansili)
Slightly on toes; took keen hold early, held up in last trio, asked for effort when ran into the back of toiling rivals over 1f out and snatched up, no chance after but kept on near finish, finished 5th, placed 4th (jockey said colt was denied a clear run) (op 8/1 tchd 6/1)
5 (1) [8]
3 812 102 61 83
b f Declaration Of War (USA) - Za Za Zoom (IRE) (Le Vie Dei Colori)
Held up in last trio, progress over 2f out, close up over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, finished 6th, placed 5th (op 9/2)
6 (6) [9¾]
3 91 105 57 80
b c Arcano (IRE) - Belle Isle (Pastoral Pursuits)
Led to 2f out, weakened, finished 7th, placed 6th (op 16/1)
7 (7) [12¼]
3 91 tp 107 47 72
b c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Veil Of Silence (IRE) (Elusive Quality)
Took keen hold early, held up in midfield, shaken up 2f out, soon floundering and weakened, finished 8th, placed 7th (trainers rep said colt was unsuited by the Soft ground on this occasion and would prefer a faster surface) (op 9/2 tchd 5/1)
Following an objection from the clerk of the scales, and a subsequent stewards' inquiry, Fighting Irish, who passed the post 4th, was disqualified; Weighed in 2lb light
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